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Based on midweek sales, the following releases are expected to debut in or around the Official Charts Company Top 75 singles and artist albums charts this Sunday.


s mentioned in the albums analysis below, Troublemaker debuted at

No.1 last weekend to become the fourth chart-topper for Olly Murs. It is the 32nd No.1 single by an act or combination of acts from The X Factor, in which Essex boy Murs, 28, rose to fame in 2009, when he was runner-up. Selling 121,497 copies last

 KESHA Die Young Kemosabe  IMAGINE DRAGONS Hear Me Interscope  ATHLETE Wires Parlophone  IMAGINE DRAGONS Radioactive Interscope  ONE DIRECTION Kiss You Syco  K KOKE FEAT. MAVERICK SABRE Turn Back RCA

 MARVIN GAYE Let’s Get It On Motown  LENKA Everything At Once Epic  ALISTAIR GRIFFIN Always No 1 Dramatico

UK ALBUMS CHART  OLLY MURS Right Place Right Time Epic  GIRLS ALOUD Ten Polydor

week – the eighth top tally of the year for a No.1 –Troublemaker also features US rapper Flo Rida, whose tally of five No.1s includes Bad Boys, a 2009 collaboration with 2008 X Factor winner Alexandra Burke. Troublemaker replaced Little Things (1-3, 61,831 sales) by One Direction (third in the 2011 season of the show) at No.1. With former X Factor judge Cheryl and her Girls Aloud colleagues at two,



 JEFF WAYNE The War Of The Worlds The New Generation Sony

 MCFLY Memory Lane – The Best Of Island  ALICIA KEYS Girl on Fire RCA  KATHERINE JENKINS This Is Christmas Warner Music Entertainment

 NEIL DIAMOND The Very Best Of Columbia  IL DIVO The Greatest Hits Syco  THE SCRIPT #3 Epic/Phoneogenic  KELLY CLARKSON Greatest Hits – Chapter One RCA


 BRUNO MARS Doo-Wops & Hooligans Elektra

 ALFIE BOE Bring Him Home Decca  MICHAEL CRAWFORD The Ultimate Collection Union Square

 ABBA Gold – Greatest Hits Polydor  ALFIE BOE Alfie Decca

The new Official Charts Company UK sales charts and Nielsen airplay charts are available from every Sunday evening at

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lly Murs is set to become the third act in four weeks to top the singles

and albums chart simultaneously, emulating Robbie Williams and One Direction. X Factor alumnus Murs’ scored his fourth No.1 single last weekend, with Troublemaker (feat.Flo Rida) - the first single from his third album, Right Place, Right Time. Tuesday’s midweek sales

flashes show Troublemaker maintaining a significant lead on the singles tally over Bruno Mars, while Right Time, Right Place has sold more copies than the No.2 and No.3 albums combined, and is certain to become Murs’ second No.1 album, replacing Rihanna’s Unapologetic, which debuted at No.1 last weekend. It did so a year to the week

after Rihanna’s last album, Talk That Talk, debuted at No.1 on sales of 163,819, scoring the best weekly sale of her career. Unapologetic couldn’t match that – and its opening week sales of 99,357 copies were only the sixth highest of 2012. Rihanna has released seven

albums in a little over seven years, attracting overall UK sales of 6,300,894, including a top tally of 1,859,812 for Good Girl Gone Bad – but Loud will prevail before long, having sold 1,845,537 copies to date.

Bruno Mars: Locked Out Of Heaven MIDWEEK NO.2

Labrinth –who was on the show last month – at four and Alicia Keys, a guest on the X Factor results show eight days ago, at No.5, the show still has a lot of influence, despite recent audience slides.

Girls Aloud’s reunion single

Something New was the official song of the 2012 Children In Need telethon on BBC TV. Six of 20 previous official Children In Need singles reached No.1 but Something New never looked

like being the seventh. Girls Aloud’s 21st Top 10 hit, its No.2 debut was accompanied by sales of 70,850 copies. Beneath Your Beautiful spent

a sixth week in the top five (4-4, 61,794 sales) for Labrinth feat. Emeli Sandé. Girls On Fire is Keys’ 7th

Top 10 hit, its No.5 debut being accompanied by sales of 58,537 copies. Rudimental debuted atop

the chart with first hit, Feel The Love, in June – but had to settle for a No.14 debut with follow- up, Not Giving In (feat. John Newman and Alex Clare, 34,390 sales). Skyfall became Adele’s fifth

biggest seller even as it fell 11-16 (30,654 sales, taking its cumulative tally to 450,913). Overall singles sales were up

4.31% week-on-week at 3,537,312 – 10.95% above same- week 2011 sales of 3,188,139.

Olly Murs: Right Time, Right Place MIDWEEK NO.1

Diamonds – the first single

from Unapologetic – debuted at No.1 seven weeks ago, and dipped 9-10 on Sunday, although its sales increase 3.10% to 38,630. Despite having sold 446,082 copies to date, Diamonds ranks only 15th on her personal list of biggest-selling hits, which includes three million sellers, 32 songs over 100,000 sales, and a cumulative career tally of 15,468,669 sales. With buyers cherry-picking favourite tracks from Unapologetic, Diamonds was joined in the Top 75 by a further three cuts from the album: Right Now, Nobody’s Business and Half Of Me. The new arrivals improve Rihanna’s chart stats to 34 Top 40 hits and 40 Top 75 entries. Precisely a year after Rihanna

prevented One Direction from topping the chart with their debut album Up All Night, Unapologetic relegated their second album, Take Me Home to No.2. Take Me Home sold 72,497 copies last week to give it a two-week tally of 227,822. It was enough for them to remain the week’s top album attraction from Simon Cowell’s stable of reality TV stars at Syco, beating the 53,314 copies 2011 X Factor winners Little Mix’s debut album DNA sold to debut at No.3, and the 35,802 copies that Susan Boyle’s fourth album, Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From The Stage sold to enter No.7. Concert albums from veteran

rockers Led Zeppelin and AC/DC entered the chart simultaneously on Sunday.

Celebration Day is a soundtrack album to the film of the same name, capturing a 2007 concert performance at The O2 by Led Zeppelin. It debuted at four (50,864 sales), becoming the band’s 14th Top 10 entry. Meanwhile, AC/DC’s Live At River Plate, a recording of a 2009 concert in Argentina, debuted at 14 (21,715 sales), becoming their 17th Top 40 album. Its release ties in with the band’s decision to allow its catalogue to be released on iTunes for the first time, which created enough of a buzz for 10 of the band’s tracks to enter/re-enter the Top 200. Third single Close Enemies

underperformed last week, debuting at No.37 (and now falls to 65 on 4,880 sales), but Example’s fourth album, The Evolution Of Man, fared better, entering at 13 (25,857 sales). However, that’s a big downturn compared to third album Playing In The Shadows, which debuted at No.1 in September 2011 on sales of 56,224 copies. Now That’s What I Call

Music! 83 was combined and compilation chart champ by a huge margin, opening its account with 295,789 sales. It is the highest weekly sale recorded by any album thus far in 2012. Overall album sales were up

26.63% week-on-week to 2,793,288, their highest level of the year but 19.50% below same- week 2011 sales of 3,427,302.

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